Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris)


Taxonomy

French: Colibri à ventre noir German: Schwarzbauchkolibri Spanish: Colibrí ventrinegro
Taxonomy:

Eupherusa nigriventris

Lawrence

, 1868,

Costa Rica

.

In the past sometimes segregated in a monospecific genus, Callipharus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Highlands of Caribbean slope from C Costa Rica to WC Panama.

Descriptive notes

7·5–8·5 cm; male 3·7 g, female 3·3 g. Rather short blackish bill, slightly decurved. Bronzy-green above, duskier on central rectrices; male... read more

Voice

Song a high, thin, sputtering warble. Calls include a repeated, sharp, high-pitched “tseep” or “... read more

Habitat

Cool, wet highland forest, forest edge, adjacent semi-open vegetation including shaded pastures and... read more

Food and feeding

In forest, male visits mostly flowers of trees (Inga, Calliandra, Pithecellobium, Clusia) and epiphytes... read more

Breeding

Wet to early dry seasons, Aug or Oct–Mar in Costa Rica. During breeding season male perches in tall shrubs or subcanopy along edges... read more

Movements

Most of population in Costa Rica moves to lower elevations following breeding, locally down to 400... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Fairly common over most of range, which includes several large... read more

Recommended citation

Stiles, F.G. & Boesman, P. (2019). Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55452 on 21 May 2019).